These past two weeks have been great! Things have gotten infinitely busier. But I like being busy, so it`s all good.
We have a baptism coming up this week! We`ve been meeting with our friend O-san, and he is so excited for the special day, May 24th. He has been making some huge changes in his life, he says he is completely different from who he was before. He has had a rough life (he was born not long after the end of World War II), and it is just amazing to see how much happiness the Gospel has brought to his life. I am so grateful for the opportunity we have had to teach him.
Actually, in our district alone, we will be seeing FOUR BAPTISMS over the next few weeks! The missionaries in this district are working so hard, and I am so grateful for their hard work and dedication. We are seeing a lot of success here, all of a sudden. I am so happy.
My new companion, Elder Sch comes to Japan from Brazil, and he's great. We have had some very special experiences in teaching and finding people to teach about Jesus Christ. We have been guided to people who are prepared to receive our message, and I just can`t describe the good feeling that comes when we testify to someone who knows nothing about God that they have a loving Father in Heaven who knows them and loves them and wants them to be eternally happy. It is a blessed opportunity to spread this message to the world.
I am sorry that I don`t have as much time to tell you everything about this past week. But I want you all to know that I am just as happy as ever....happier than I could ever be. Spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is really the greatest work in the world. I am so grateful to be a part of this work.
I testify to everyone reading this that God is our infinite and loving Heavenly Father, and that His greatest desire of all is for us to come back to live with Him someday. This life on earth is literally just a tiny blink of an eye compared to the eternity that we get to spend with our heavenly families in the endless worlds above.
All we have to do is come unto Christ and receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.
Every one of us is capable of receiving these blessings and partaking of the everlasting salvation that Jesus Christ offers freely to all of us. If we just put aside petty arguing and unimportant details and just focus on the fundamental principles of the Gospel mentioned above, we will all be blessed with greater happiness than we can possibly imagine.
|visit from our friend N-san|
I love you all! Thank you always for your love and support. It means more to me than you realize. Every letter and email from all of you is a treasure to me. Thank you.
Peace and love,
|waiting to meet my new companion in Takabata|